Farmers market coming soon to Ski Run |

Farmers market coming soon to Ski Run

Brian L. Des Rochers
Ski Run Business Improvement District

With summer in full swing, locals and visitors to South Lake Tahoe can look forward to some exciting new developments in the Ski Run area. Mark your calendars for Friday, Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., when the Ski Run Farmers Market will kick off its debut offering a variety of fresh produce, handmade goods and tasty treats. This weekly market is being put on by Sacred Path Farms on the block between Birch and Larch avenues, and will go through the end of summer. This should be a great recurring community event, so get ready to stock up on fresh fruits, vegetables, honey, meats, seafood, salsa, breads, pastries, flowers, herbs, jellies and jams. Also featured will be a face painter, children’s books, crafts, pottery, natural soaps, food booths and much more.

The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is hosting an event called “Sample the Sierra” on Saturday, Aug. 21 featuring art, crafts, music, and food from the Lake Tahoe and surrounding area, which will take place in the Special Use Area between Birch and Aspen avenues. This event to increase awareness of our region’s bounty, heritage, culture and activities, and to develop relationships between local businesses: restaurants with growers, artists and artisans with shops and galleries.

A stunning new sculpture called “Where Eagles Dare” will be joining the existing artwork at the Ski Run Marina in August, continuing to enhance the aesthetic beauty of the property. A special ceremony will be open to the public to welcome this figure to Lake Tahoe’s South Shore from 5-6 p.m. on Aug. 25. This masterpiece will accompany the marina’s most recent addition, the 30-foot “Hand of Order,” a beautifully crafted statue signifying the “Liberty (R)evolution.”

The beautification committee has now officially applied to the city of South Lake Tahoe Planning Department for approval for seasonal graphic brackets to line the light poles along the street with flags and themed banners. The marketing committee is close to finalizing a logo to brand the district and expects to have a decision made in the month of August. Solicitations for the construction of a website are under way to provide an online business directory, walking tour of the area, an events calendar and more, and any interested party is welcome to contact the SRBID to vie for the work.

Getaway Magazine has been generous enough to donate a full-page ad to the Ski Run for a full year, which is already published and distributed in more than 11,000 lodging rooms in the Reno-Tahoe area. This advertisement showcases the variety of restaurants, activities, shopping and services in the area, and the SRBID would like to thank the magazine for their kindness and willingness to help.

Please feel free to contact Brian Des Rochers, president of the SRBID at or (530) 545-2939 to be added to the SRBID mailing list, to offer suggestions or to actively participate in the future of Ski Run.

– Brian Des Rochers is the president of the Ski Run Business Improvement District.

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